2016 Lavinea Tualatin Estate Vineyard Tualatin Hills Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 239 cases, $65. Dry-farmed, own-rooted Pommard and Dijon 667. The Pommard was planted in 1974. The unique soils are Laurelwood, volcanic silt loam, and weathered iron mineral deposits over deep Jory clay. Harvest Brix 23.6ยบ. Spontaneous native yeast fermentation. Aged in 27% new oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of red cherry, sous bois and a touch of oak. Light to mid-weight in style, featuring lean red cherry and strawberry fruits embellished with a mantel of oak. Elegant in character, with a long, lip-smacking finish. Score: 91. Reviewed February 21, 2022

Winery: Lavinea Winery
From article: Lavinea Willamette Valley Pinot Noir